Strength Athletes: Concurrent Training Considerations and Recommendations

There are a lot of reasons a strength athlete may want to incorporate cardio into their resistance training program. But what does the research say about concurrent training and how it affects strength?   Concurrent training is the combination of resistance training and endurance training. The aim of this review is to provide evidence-based information that will … Continue reading Strength Athletes: Concurrent Training Considerations and Recommendations

Caffeine Products to Improve Training? Keep These Things in Mind First.

Q: Do you recommend using caffeine to improve training and performance?   A: Yes, and no.   First off, I think it is reasonable to recommend caffeine products to improve physical performance under certain conditions. Studies have shown caffeine can be very effective among athletes to improve performance when taken ~60 minutes prior (always give … Continue reading Caffeine Products to Improve Training? Keep These Things in Mind First.

Myths Debunked: Should Kids Lift Weights? Is it safe? Does it Stunt Growth?

For years, resistance training has gotten a bad rep in the youth population. And for the most part, these misconceptions are irrational. Put your daughter in (the highly dynamic an explosive sport of) gymnastics and no one bats an eye, but give her a tiny dumbbell and everyone flips out [Oh, and just for fun, … Continue reading Myths Debunked: Should Kids Lift Weights? Is it safe? Does it Stunt Growth?

Sleep Deprivation: How It’s Crippling Your Fitness Goals

You hear it all the time:   “Want to lose weight? Go to bed at a decent time every night.”  “Want to get stronger? Sleep more.” “Want a better meet? Get enough sleep.” “Maxing out tomorrow, so be sure to go to bed early.”   Ok, but why? I find that often, my clients either … Continue reading Sleep Deprivation: How It’s Crippling Your Fitness Goals